Finish High School

Welcome to the WPCC
College and Career Readiness Program!

New student orientation is required!
Students interested in day classes should attend day orientation sessions which are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Students interested in evening classes should attend evening orientation sessions which are Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-9:00 pm.

Call (828) 448-6750 for more information

Western Piedmont Community College offers two ways to finish your high school education.

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Adult High School Program

  • Combine credits earned in public school with credits earned in our free Adult High School Program.
  • Choose to complete 22 credits and earn a high school diploma issued jointly by Burke County Public Schools and Western Piedmont Community College.


High School Equivalency Program

  • WPCC’s High School Equivalency Program gives you the chance to earn a diploma through a national program.
  • Pass the HiSET, TASC, or GED® Test to earn your diploma,
  • Prepare by studying language arts, science, social studies, and math in our free classes at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive [map], community sites, and online, and
  • Receive your High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the State of North Carolina!


Graph showing average weekly earnings for 25 year olds in 2013Why Finish High School?

  • Increase your income.
  • Increase your job opportunities.
  • Complete a requirement for college or military service entry.
  • Be a role model for your children.
  • Help your children with their homework.
  • Increase your options for the future.
  • Feel better about yourself!


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Get More Information

Want to learn more about your options to finish high school? Visit our Get More Information page and send us your questions or call (828) 448-6750.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!


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